Bodleian Social Science Library

Bodleian Social Science Library



Bodleian Social Science Library
University of Oxford
Manor Road Building
Manor Road


01865 271093


01865 271072



Library Staff

Bodleian Social Science Librarian and Subject Consultant for Politics & International Relations:

Jo Gardner

Opening Hours

Note that opening hours may sometimes change at short notice. If travelling to visit a library you are advised to check with the library to confirm details.

Term time:

Weeks 0 to 9: Mon to Fri 9.00 to 22.00, Sat 10.00 to 18.00, Sun 11.00 to 19.00.


Mon to Fri 9.00 to 19.00, Sat 10.00 to 18.00 (Christmas and Easter), Sat 10.00 to 16.00 (Summer), Sun CLOSED.


The SSL will be closed: The Library will close at 19:00 on Thursday 29 March 2018 and reopen at 9:00 on Tuesday 3 April 2018.

Admission and Borrowing Policies

Note that by necessity these policies are much simplified and provided for initial guidance only. Please check with the library for full details.

OU undergraduate students:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: All all.

OU postgraduate students:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: All all.

OU academic and research staff:

Admissions: All all. Borrowing: All all.


Admissions: All all. Borrowing: None none.

Registration required. A charge may apply.

Subjects Covered

The Social Science Library supports teaching, learning, and research in the departments of: Economics, International Development, Politics & International Relations, Sociology, and Social Policy and Social Work, and in the Centres for Criminology, Refugee Studies, Russian & East European Studies, and Socio-Legal Studies.

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